Duplicate payments occur when
multiple tax payments have been made for the same property parcel number. The
Treasurer's Office will notify the assessee of record at the time the multiple
payment was created.
Often, when refinancing or selling property, a loan
or title company, as well as the former mortgage company, will pay the tax.
Sometimes individuals will pay the tax upon receiving the tax bill, not
realizing that their taxes are escrowed by their mortgage company. These
situations will result in a double payment.
A refund may
only be obtained by the taxpayer who actually made the
duplicate payment. To initiate the refund process, that taxpayer must complete
an affidavit, have the form notarized, and return it to
this office at 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187-2553.
We also require a legible copy of the proof of
payment showing the funds debited from the account. A cash receipt or receipt
copy of a cashier's check is also acceptable as proof of payment. If you paid
online, we require a copy of your bank statement showing the debit from your
If you, as the homeowner, did NOT make the duplicate payment,
please notify your mortgage or loan company so they can determine if they should
claim the refund of the duplicate payment.
If you have any questions
about the duplicate payment refund procedure or your situation regarding a
duplicate payment, please do not hesitate to call this office at
630-407-5900 during our normal business hours 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday.